10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

Make it your trip
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk vacation tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Selcuk is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in January, with highs in Selcuk at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then walk around Pamukkale Natural Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online journey planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 9th (Wed), stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip site.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.